July/August 2006

Includes Peter Whitehead by Henry K. Miller, 15 pages of Cannes, a eulogy for Shohei Imamura llumination by Chuck Stephens, Satyajit Ray by Philip Brophy, Godard at the Pompidou Center by Amy Taubin, Elaine May and Mike Nichols in conversation, Terrence Malick's The New World in Japanese smell-o-vision

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FEATURES

RICHARD LINKLATER
By Gavin Smith
A Scanner Darkly and Fast Food Nation: two sides of the American nightmare

HOU HSAIO-HSIEN
By Howard Hampton
Rescuing the Taiwanese auteur from his good reputation

ON (NOT) WATCHING HORROR
By Vivian Sobchack
Looking awry at The Descent and Isolation

JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES
By Nathan Lee
On the prowl with Portugal’s gay cinematic renegade

PETER WHITEHEAD
By Henry K. Miller
A cinema-vérité misfit from the Sixties British underground

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Pascale Breton’s Illumination by Chris Chang, Alex Cox’s Flashback: Alex Cox on The Fall of Fujimori, Guilty Pleasures by Neil Marshall, Letters

FADE OUT
Shohei Imamura, 1926-2006 by Chuck Stephens

OLAF’S WORLD
Olaf Möller on Romuald Karmakar

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

SOUND & VISION
Satyajit Ray by Philip Brophy & Godard at the Pompidou Center by Amy Taubin

THE BOTTOM LINE
Donald Wilson on the art-house crisis

ENCORE
Kent Jones on The Prisoner of Shark Island

ART OF THE REAL
Paul Arthur on first-person docs

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Amy Taubin, Kent Jones, Gavin Smith, Joumane Chahine, Richard Peña, and Phillip Lopate & Tribeca by Amy Taubin

SCREENINGS
The Devil Wears Prada by Nathan Lee, Gabrielle by Phillip Lopate, Clerks II by Rob Nelson, and Half Nelson by Melissa Anderson

HOME MOVIES
Beavis and Butt-Head Vol 1-3 by Gavin Smith, Inside Man by Wesley Morris, The Naked Spur by Kent Jones, The Joy of Life by Chris Chang, Cult of the Suicide Bomber by Paul Arthur, Star Spangled to Death by Mark McElhatten, Lifespan by Maitland McDonagh, The Cremator by Jake Perlin

READINGS
Rebecca and Sam Umland’s Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side by Chris Chang

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

ELAINE MAY IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NICHOLS
Following a sold-out screening of her unfairly maligned 1987 comedy Ishtar, writer-director Elaine May took to the stage of New York’s Walter Reade Theater for an hour-long interview with her former collaborator

MALICK’S THE NEW WORLD
By Chris Fujiwara

TIME TO LEAVE
By Paul Fileri